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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Mar 14, 2008 3:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Rhino - I beg to differ...

exactly bd. I won't even waste my "googling" time searching the term "obama, iraq war funding." If I'm wrong, I'll pull down my dead Iraqi pic. I'll 'bet' that Obama never once voted against funding the illegal war and occupation in Iraq. bd, thanks for attaching that dh-for-obama pic.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Mar 14, 2008 6:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Rhino - I beg to differ...

at least these folks are trying to do things in their own small way (and the rex foundation is paying attention; all i do is make contacts for them - don't pretend to walk the walk very well):

http://globalmajority.org/gm/

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Poster: midnight sun Date: Mar 14, 2008 7:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Rhino - I beg to differ...

"at least these folks are trying to do things in their own small way"

thanks for that link...finally something positive




this was posted by Arb a long way back (date and source not stated)



Excerpt from Garcia interview:

Q: "The Grateful Dead got started at a time when rock bands were getting political. How do you feel about bringing politics into music?"

GARCIA: "That always used to scare me. It's tough when somebody takes a topical stand and makes their work political, even if the nature of the politics is to say 'give peace a chance,' it's like what you're doing is you're entering in the war game whether you like it or not. Your saying, 'give peace a chance' is like saying forget about war for a while, which is really like saying remember war. Back in the sixties when everybody was either on one side or the other, we [the GD] used to spend all our time avoiding being on one side or the other, because in that particular game there's only one side, and any energy that you give to the idea of war, is war, you know. And it's all war, and the best thing to do is to drop the whole notion. I mean fighting about war is just like fighting about [?], fighting about peace. A war is a war, a fight is a fight, and a struggle is a struggle, and if you put yourself in that position you're going to have to pay the dues, and so as far as I was concerned, it was always. That's why we never wrote any anti-war songs. It's because like why participate on any level, why give war any energy. Any energy you give it, glamorizes it; any energy you give it, even to say that it's a bad trip."

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Mar 14, 2008 9:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Rhino - I beg to differ...

sweet m-n-s. outstanding reference! And I knew we could drag that Arbuthnot into the middle of this crap, along with the boys. Here's another one back at you all. From a review of mine, SBD. This was easy for me, since everyone knows I'm addicted to Sugaree. This 1983 show opens with an historic Sugaree. Below is a quote from my review.

"Smoothest and most buttoned-down Sugaree show-opener I've ever heard, that's available here on the LMA."

"Listen to Bobby, at 5:00 into Good Lovin'. The band goes into an interlude, and builds on it, reminiscent of Lovelight. "I wanna tell ya all about it now... cause we gotta make it work some how. I don't have to tell you what it's like these days. Sometimes you can't see shit through the smoke and the haze. You gotta have good lovin'." It goes on and builds brilliantly from there."

"Think about it. The band is standing up for our environment, and mother Earth: sustainable life on Earth, for all of us. They take this theme into the crescendo of Good Lovin', the closing tune for the concert. And then, they come back out and do a tasty encore with "Revolution"... standing shoulder-to-shoulder with John Lennon, so to speak. The Grateful Dead should be in the "Hall of Fame" not just for their music and concerts, but also for all their activism and civic stewardship over the years."

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Mar 14, 2008 10:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Rhino - I beg to differ...

PBS - American Experience: Summer of Love (1967)

Chapter 3:
Jerry Garcia, 1967: "What we're thinking about is a peaceful planet. We're not thinking of anything else. We're not thinking about any kind of power. We're not thinking about any of those kinds of struggles. We're not thinking about revolution or war or any of that. We would all like to be able to live an uncluttered life, a simple life, a good life and think about moving the whole human race ahead a step." (from the Reasoner CBS report on Hippies)

Joel Selvin: "The music changed just immediately. I cannot explain to you what it's like to be in a crowd of 5,000 people on LSD with the Grateful Dead, also on LSD, leading the crowd through a series of improvisations. Before that, rock and roll songs were three minutes, period, paragraph, we're out of here."

Chapter 4:
Narrator: In March, hundreds of kids on spring break flooded into the Haight.

Perry: They heard by word-of-mouth. I mean, if you went to one of the great public events, like the rock dances, you would meet people, and they would say, "Hey man, you gotta come to the Haight, man, it's really beautiful there."

Peter Coyote: Kids were looking at pictures of kids like them, sitting on the stoops, cuppin' a joint, looking around for the cops, and saying, "Holy cow! People are living free in San Francisco." And they came out here to invent whatever that meant to them.

Joel Selvin: Everybody had a different entrance point. Some people came in because of the sexual liberation prospect. Some people came in because of the appeal of the music. Some people came in because they were angry and scared about the draft and the war. But once you were in that vortex, once you were in that swirling miasma of social and personal change, all the doors were open.

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